Today Smithfield dropped Paula Deen. This comes days after America learned in a deposition that Deen has used the n-word, and that she wanted to throw a plantation themed wedding. Is Deen a racist? I don’t know, but I do know that she is racially insensitive, and I do know that national sponsors want to avoid controversy. Deen has become a hot potato and it will be interesting to see if this is the first of many sponsors jumping off the good ship Deen. Deen is a daughter of the south, or a grandaughter of the confederacy. She liberally uses the language used in those days gone by. I think Deen has a lot to learn and I don’t see this as a teachable moment. The Food Network and losing the Smithfield account are business decisions. Companies are not trying to teach they are in it for the money, and if a spokesperson is associated with controversy they will cut them lose in a heartbeat. So will Deen learn anything from this? Hopefully, she will learn that dropping the n-word can be costly.
Smithfield drops Paula Deen…when will the fallout stop?
By musesofamom, on June 25, 2013 at 12:37 am, under Uncategorized. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, nbc, News, Paula Deen, Paula Deen dropped by Smithfield, politics, race, racism. 2 Comments
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